The Mexican
The Mexican (2001)

A clumsy criminal is put in a position where he not only has to save his own skin, but that of his girlfriend in this comedy with strong undercurrents of romance. Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt) is a low-level Mafia "mechanic" whose… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 7, 2001
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though The Mexican makes a good attempt at originality, its ponderous length makes it wear out its welcome. Also, those looking forward to seeing Roberts and Pitt paired up may end up disappointed, as they are kept apart for most of the movie.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Promises a road movie of blissful comic romance and delivers a series of dramatic dead ends.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

An interesting mess for older teens and up.

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Jordan Hiller

The Mexican coasts along throwing at us double-agent/double-crossings intrigue, witty one-liners, and some evocative scenery.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Intermittently appealing, fundamentally dysfunctional.

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Rob Gonsalves

It just sits there, doing nothing that a competent made-for-cable movie with C-list stars couldn't do.

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Habla usted mediocre movie?

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

At no point do Jerry and Samantha seem romantically connected at all.

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Emanuel Levy

First pairing of Hollywood's beloved stars Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts is a mixed blessing in this mishmash of a movie, in which different genres and styles strenuously compete for our attention.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

The Mexican fails because the entire movie changes its tone from one moment to the next.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
For all the bad things I had heard about this movie.... I have to disagree. It is not the best movie.... but it is good! Worth seeing!
Film Crazy
it was ok quite funny really
Lady D'arbanville
Not quite the film I as expecting, so pleasantly surprised, Im not the biggest fan of Julia Roberts, but enjoyed this film regardless. For me, the best role… More
Candy Rose
Brad plays a hopeless fool who always gets into trouble. He does one last job in Mexico with disastrous consquences. While Julia gets kidnapped by a hitman.… More
Conner Rainwater
A fun movie that never got the credit it deserves. The pairing of Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts was perfect, they have a great on screen chemistry. The story was… More
Dean McKenna
Director Gore Verbinski loosens up with a freewheeling style appropriate for this shaggy dog story. Despite Julia Roberts' grating presence, the film… More